It is 104° in Phoenix today. It is 84° in the Keys today. Heck, it could be 64° in North Puffin today.
Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey’s comments in a much delayed podcast of NPR’s Science Friday just gave me an aha moment.
Mentioning NPR cost me the conservative vote. Rufus may never speak to me again.
Professor Leakey helped me realize exactly why Al Gore has led us down the wrong primrose path.
Mentioning Mr. Gore cost me the liberal vote. Paul “Buster” Door may never speak to me again.
We aren’t facing a question of Global Warming. We aren’t facing a question of Global Cooling. We aren’t even facing a question of Global Climate Change.
The problem isn’t Global Weirding.
Of course the globe is warming. Or cooling.
The problem is people. People who would leverage the fact that you don’t know the science to coerce you do something bad for you.
See, Mr. Gore and his cohort don’t care as much about Global Weirding as they care about what steps we take to control Global Weirding. They think the solution is the Big Government answer to control people because obviously people cause Global Weirding.
Of course there is Global Warming. Of course there is Global Cooling. Of course there is Global Climate Change. Of course there is Global Weirding. Or Global transitioning. This little blue marble is always warming or cooling or in transition.
Convincing new evidence demonstrates that Al Gore, the IPCC, and other global warming doomsayers screwed us while they were having on with the pooch. The landmark CLOUD findings at CERN show that cosmic rays and the sun (not human activities) are the dominant controller of climate on Earth.
Professor Leakey reminded me of the historical record. Forget who caused it, he said. Let’s look at the prehistoric record and recognize that climate change has happened before and because it’s happened before we know the scale of possibilities and the change we’re looking at is not unlike changes we’ve had before. The difference is we’re now eight billion people. Before there were less than a million. This is going to impact. Rising sea levels today will be very different than rising sea levels 500,000 years ago.
That brings us to three most important facets of this discussion:
- Al Gore is a fraud. He may have created the political science of Global Warming but he apparently knows less about the fact-based science than my friend Scott, a cartoonist in Alaska.
- Rush Limbaugh is a fraud. He is so caught up in his disbelief in science (because scientists push the evolution of Man) that he cannot accept any scientific statements about Global Climate Change.
- NASA is a fraud. Between James Hansen driving Global Warming at Goddard and Charles F. Bolden, Jr, driving Global Warming at Congressional budget talks, NASA has shown they don’t care about the science. They care only about the money.
The lowest temps in the last dozen years occurred in 2007 and 2011. Last year was globally cool despite what it felt like here in North Puffin. On the other hand, 2004 and 2010 were the hottest. So what?
Hubris. Do you really trust a politician who can’t predict tomorrow’s weather can forecast the climate a decade from now? Or a century? Do you really believe a politician who can’t bring democracy to a few square miles of desert can terraform an entire planet?
Follow the money.
It doesn’t much matter what you think of which politician usurping the science. It doesn’t even matter whether you think the science says it’s going to get hotter or the science says it’s going to get colder. We know Earth will get hotter. We know Earth will get colder. Sooner or later.
The only question left to resolve is simple: If the seas are really going to rise 5′ in the next 50 years, Why the heck are you spending all my money assessing blame instead of building a bloody dike?
This editorial is the reason Al Gore invented the Internet.
Herr Blogmeister, I was with you all the way until the last paragraph when you mentioned dike. Speaking as a gender-conscious heterosexual male, that was when you lost my vote.
If you want to build a unicorn, George, I’m good with that but I’m not sure how effective she would be against rising flood waters.
I thought the “butch wax” was for the Dike ?
“C’mon Dick,” a friend wrote. “‘Convincing new evidence…’? I still put my trust in the best minds of science in IPCC (I personally know some).”
I won’t and don’t argue that the global climate is changing. Not only is there convincing evidence that pretty much everything above, below, and on the the planet surface has and does slide around, it simply makes sense as well. What doesn’t pass the test is that man causes the entire problem and the sun doesn’t cause any of it.
The problem that I, like so many other scientists, have is simple and two-fold: (a) the overwhelming conclusion by the global warming community (including many of the IPCC scientists cited) that all the variables are known and the climatology science is fixed and (b) all contradictory data, even peer-reviewed data, is marginalized.
The last time scientists across the globe claimed the science was this “fixed,” the sun revolved around the earth. Not long before that, scientists across the globe claimed the earth was flat.
BTW, once you get past the AGW hysteria, discovering why it is *the* problem becomes very easy: follow the money.
If I may *butch* wax serious — reiterating a conversation we had via personal communication — there is a difference between “global warming/climate change” and the same issues wih “Man-made” inserted in front of them.
Each of us who has lived more than three decades can recall extremely cold and unusually warm winters…as well as very hot, dry summers followed by milder ones with heavy daytime thundershowers. These incidents are anecdotal and have been in conversation since before Samuel Clements first made homey jokes about the weather.
“If you don’t like the weather, wait a few days and it will change.” Whatever weather does, can climate be far behind?
Why is that so hard for liberals to understand?